Greensboro, NC-- Nothing changes a game like the weather, especially if it's golf. Wyndham Championship officials have already made changes for Saturday because of inclement weather that may move into the area.
In order to complete Saturday's third round--tee times have changed for the PGA TOUR and Wyndham Championship. Golfers will play in threesomes from both the first and 10th tees. The goal is to complete play at 2:30 p.m. Play was scheduled to end at 6:30 p.m. with the CBS Sports broadcast, but any significant delay would make completing the third round on Saturday challenging.
Wyndham Championship Round 3 Pairings
"We've had so much rain here in the Piedmont of North Carolina that the water table is so high it's not going to take much rain at all to cause us some problems on the golf course," PGA TOUR vice president, rules and competition Mark Russell said. "With the 6:30 p.m. finish tomorrow night on CBS Sports, if we got knocked out, we'd have absolutely no time to come back and try to finish. So, the forecast is better for Sunday and hopefully by playing early tomorrow, if we do have some down time, we'll at least leave ourselves time to get the players back out and finish the third round."
Revised Saturday Schedule:
5:30 a.m. Caddy and volunteer lots open; shuttles begin
6:30 a.m. All public parking areas open, parking shuttles begin
6:30 a.m. Tournament gates open
7 a.m. First tee time
2:30 p.m. Approximate completion of play
Note: Parking shuttles will run until two hours after play is complete or 9 p.m., whichever comes first.
The new schedule will alter plans for the second annual Wyndham Championship Tropical Wear contest. Fans attending the Wyndham Championship tomorrow will have another chance to win a vacation from Wyndham Worldwide by winning the contest. The Tropical Wear contest will now begin at 11 a.m. under the Margaritaville at the Wyndham tent with an autograph session featuring Rock 92 personalities Chris Kelly and "Biggie." At Noon, the contest judging will begin with Wyndham officials and personalities from Rock 92 and 107.5 WKZL serving as judges.
The contest will now be complete by 1 p.m. Piedmont Triad golf fans should come to Sedgefield in their most creative tropical outfits. Tropical wear such as beach hats, sandals, Hawaiian shirts, shorts, skirts, grass skirts, sarongs, cover-ups, scuba gear, etc. are examples of acceptable contest attire. Thong bikinis and other clothing that is not widely considered family friendly will not be eligible for the contest.
*All information for this story provided by Wyndham Championship Officials.